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Crafting classic furniture is Sefton Powrie's special talent. His wife's Sarah's is designing interiors. Together, they created an elegant Georgian-style kitchen that suits the traditional look of their renovated villa and yet has all the functionality demanded by a modern lifestyle... more
Know a little about art, but perhaps you're not confident about your judgment? Do you feel intimidated by the whole notion of buying an original piece of art? Forget the fear factor - it can be fun. Original art can also be a very good investment... more
Although he's renowned as one of New Zealand's top heritage architects, in many ways Ian Bowman considers himself first and foremost an historian. It's just that for him, history comes alive in the structures people have built, much more than through books or old newspapers... more
So you've chosen to get someone else to help out with your renovating. Just remember that correcting a bad paint or papering job can be difficult, expensive, time consuming and more hassle than it's worth. The key to success when using a decorator is to choose a good tradesperson... more
A well-designed garden pathway is like a good friend, leading you confidently through the landscape and ultimately brining you to a clear destination. Directing visitors to the front door was just one of the objectives of the garden. Another priority was to create a private and welcoming space... more
As with all great success stories, Resene's stems from humble beginnings. One day, back in 1946, Eastbourne builder Ted Nightingale faced a dilemma. Needing an alkali-resistant paint to protect his concrete buildings, but with nothing available on the commercial market, he set about developing his own... more
Turn boring and dreary window frames and furniture into smart woodlike features with seven easy steps... more
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